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Last week, Washington, D.C., 2012 President Dan Knise presented a revised Olympics-luring proposal that consolidates more sports venues near RFK Stadium. Though the new design’s convenience factor should impress the Zeuses of the International Olympic Committee, it has one notable drawback: The 87-acre Olympic nerve center would surround some un-Olympic homes. Of course, no civic problem—whether it be highway infrastructure or residential infrastructure—overwhelms Olympics boosters. “We are working with a couple of groups to improve some of the neighborhood housing stock,” Knise says. Barney Circle resident John Capozzi, a member of the advisory committee for the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission, says, “The way it appears at this point, the committee has decided to take over every possible piece of land at this end of Ward 6 near the stadium.” —Jason Cherkis